Zen Meditation

Zen Meditation

Buddhism is not a religion, it’s not a philosophy. It’s not even a way of life. What it is is a collection of teachings; methods that help us, aid in our wholeness, in our collectedness in this world. Zen is part of Buddhism, it’s one of the methods or medicine if you like, that very

Zen – Introduction to zen practice / full version – Taigen Shodo Harada Roshi

Zen – Introduction to zen practice / full version – Taigen Shodo Harada Roshi

I will tell you the order, and the most important things that a beginner must know to be able to practise zen meditation, which is called zazen. First of all I will explain how to place your legs. A sitting cushion is good if it’s as comfortable as possible, and usually is thick. The cushion’s

Why Do Hindus Perform Idol Worship?

Why Do Hindus Perform Idol Worship?

Nithyanandeshwara Samaarambhaam Nithyanandeshwari Madhyamaam | Asmath Aachaarya Paryanthaam Vandhey Guru Paramparaam || I welcome all the devotees, disciples, samajis, satsanghis, Shrimahants, Mahants, Thanedars, Kotharis, visitors, viewers, sitting with us all over the world through Nithyananda TV and Sadhna TV, and two-way video-conferencing having Nayana Deeksha. Cities sitting with us in two-way video-conferencing having Nayana Deeksha:

Bhagavad-gita As It Is – Macmillan 1972 Edition – 16 – The Divine and Demoniac Natures

Bhagavad-gita As It Is – Macmillan 1972 Edition – 16 – The Divine and Demoniac Natures

The Blessed Lord said: Fearlessness, purification of one’s existence, cultivation of spiritual knowledge, charity, self-control, performance of sacrifice, study of the Vedas, austerity and simplicity; nonviolence, truthfulness, freedom from anger; renunciation, tranquility, aversion to faultfinding, compassion and freedom from covetousness; gentleness, modesty and steady determination; vigor, forgiveness, fortitude, cleanliness, freedom from envy and the passion

Why the World Hates Christians, Part 2 (John 15:17–25)

Why the World Hates Christians, Part 2 (John 15:17–25)

We are going through the gospel of John; and I want you to look back at chapter 15 with me: John 15. And we have been taking a look at verses 17 through 25. We did that last week, and I’ll wrap it up this morning for you. It’s a very interesting portion of Scripture.

Why the World Hates Christians, Part 1 (John 15:17–25)

Why the World Hates Christians, Part 1 (John 15:17–25)

John 15, and we’ll start with verse 17. Now, I’m not going to get through this whole passage, it is too important a one, but we’ll make a start. I will read it all to you, verses 17 to 25. Verse 17 first: “This I command you, that you love one another. If the world

The Ba’al Shem Tov and Divine Providence

The Ba’al Shem Tov and Divine Providence

Here is a story about the Ba’al Shem Tov taught over by his students. One time the Ba’al Shem Tov was travelling with his students, it was his way to do a lot of his teaching in nature, and he and his students were walking along the way and they sat down in a circle